Youngsters to be appointed as youth parliamentarians
Approximately 100 youth from across the island will be officially appointed as National Youth Parliamentarians on Monday, November 27, during an Investiture Ceremony at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston.
This announcement was made by State Minister for Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green, on November 8 at Ardenne High School in Kingston, following his Motivational and Empowerment Session at the institution.
He said this Investiture Ceremony is in keeping with the Ministry's Youth Month activities during November.
In an interview with JIS News, Green said that unlike previous years, the format of National Youth Parliament 2017 will take a different form over a one-year period.
"We actually have young people who are in charge of the programme, so they have met with me and told me what they want to do," Green said.
"The big change is that our youth parliamentarians will go through a one-year training period, where they will be given proper research techniques. They will be able to really delve into what the Government is doing, so that when they make their presentations and make their suggestions, [these] are really things that may be happening or a critique of what may be happening," he added.